There is no doubt Michigan football is one of the hottest college football programs in the country right now. The Wolverines have won back-to-back Big Ten championships and have made two-straight College Football Playoff appearances.
Just a few short years ago people were calling for Jim Harbaugh to lose his job at Michigan after going 2-4 in 2020 and the Wolverines failed to beat Ohio State in the five years he was the head man. But all the chips fell the right way in 2021 and 2022 and Harbaugh led the maize and blue to dominating wins against the Buckeyes.
While Michigan made it to the CFP twice in a row, the Wolverines have fallen flat on their faces in the semifinals both years. The maize and blue took a thumping to Georgia in 2021 and the Wolverines had too many miscues against TCU to ultimately recover last season. So what does Michigan need to do in 2023 to get over the hump of the CFP? College Football GameDay host and college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit talked with On3’s J.D. PicKell about what Michigan needs to do this season. Herbstreit doesn’t think the Wolverines are too far off and in fact, Michigan was just a few plays away from getting to the national championship last season.
“You know when I hear ‘over the hump’ — I think they should’ve been in the national championship last year,” Herbstreit told On3’s J.D. PicKell at the On3 NIL Elite Series. “I mean, I respect TCU, but let’s face it. I think you and I and everybody that watched that game, we were impressed with what we saw from TCU that game and the way they made so many explosive plays. But I think going into it, I think if we thought about [it], Michigan was going to win the game. So to think, ‘What do they have to do to get over the hump?’ I would’ve said that after they lost to Georgia [in 2021] and the fashion…
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Author : Wolverines Wire
Publish date : 2023-06-04 21:51:56
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